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  • Photo of the Day – Gerroa – 19/02/17

    Gerroa
    How are we all this fine Sunday. We’ve been having some turbulent weather here in New South Wales and when it hasn’t been as hot as the sun it’s been stormy. And today we’re transitioning between the two. I headed down to Gerroa on Friday night and enjoyed a great, but *very* windy sunset down on Seven Mile Beach. There was no chance of flying the drone (in fact it has been in its box all week) and so I enjoyed an hour of Seven Mile sunset with my DSLR. I got some keepers out of the evening, including this one which I took about a minute after sunset. Follow me on Instagram (http://instagram.com/sublimesouth) and you can enjoy moments like this live from the beach in my Story tab. Cheers team 🙂
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  • Photo of the Day – Currarong – 17/02/17

    Currarong
    Up on the northern edge of the Beecroft Peninsula, above Jervis Bay, you find the sleepy seaside town of Currarong. Despite the fact that it’s ocean facing, the swell is nearly always calm here and it has long been a popular spot for families. The creek is a great place to splash about in and you also have numerous cute nearby beaches. The fish and chips are excellent too. Happy Friday team 🙂
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  • Photo of the Day – Gerroa – 15/02/17

    Gerroa
    Happy Woden’s Day everyone, hope the bed-bugs have not been biting. Thought I’d share another shot from Sunday’s super-sunset, mainly because I have a lot of keepers from that evening. This is the little creek called Crooked River that flows out into the ocean here. This has been closed for the last several months and is open again now which is terrific news because it means no-one will be able to drive all the way onto the main part of the beach. Anyway, this shot was one of the last I took down on the beach that night – a full 45 minutes after sunset. Obviously you need to shoot long exposure with those low light levels, so this is a 10 second exposure at f5.6. Love the way the setting sun and back-lit clouds turned the creek gold. Cheers team 🙂
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  • Photo of the Day – Shoalhaven Heads – 14/02/17

    Shoalhaven Heads
    Aha and a happy Tuesday to you all. This morning I got up at the usual time and headed down to Seven Mile Beach for sunrise with the missus. Unfortunately it was a complete grey blancmange of blurgh and so we went for a short walk and then got coffee from Il Gelato, which was primo. So instead of a photograph of a wall of offshore scud, here’s what it looked like on Saturday when the grey blancmange of blurgh was nowhere to be seen and the sun rose in front of everyone’s favourite concrete bench. Rock on team and rock hard!!!!
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  • Photo of the Day – 13/02/17

    Gerroa
    We’ve had some stormy weather here in the south coast and a fair bit of cloud. So I paid close attention to the skies to the west of me and noticed a nice gap on the horizon. With colour in the sky as early as 6pm I knew the odds were excellent for a colourful sunset and I made sure I was down at Gerroa an hour before-hand. Sure enough, shortly after the sun had dropped below the horizon, it began back-lighting the clouds through that gap and tinted the world red, orange and purple. I had the drone up prior to sunset, but knew that the camera on it could never do justice to the colours in the sky, so I put it back in its box and headed down onto Seven Mile Beach with my big boys camera.
    There were only three people on the beach enjoying the fireworks, me and Mr and Mrs Gone Fishing. Although I guess all those folks that paid top dollar for their holiday homes in Gerroa were enjoying it from the balcony with a glass of something cool too! Anyway, it was one of *those* sunsets, that went on, and on, and on. I left the beach almost exactly an hour after sunset and there was still colour in the sky then. Definitely a sunset to savour and, judging from the number of photos on social media, one that folks got to enjoy right up and down the east coast. Just a reminder to follow me on Instagram at http://instagram.com/sublimesouth – I actually broadcasted live from the beach during this sunset and, when the opportunity presents itself I’ll do it again, along with the usual videos and photos. Cheers team 🙂
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  • Photo of the Day – Shoalhaven Heads – 11/02/17

    Shoalhaven Heads
    Good morning everyone, from a warm south coast NSW. This morning I headed over to Seven Mile Beach to catch the sunrise and found the best view looking west, instead of east. Morning mist was lingering around Mount Coolangatta, but the rose-tinted skies were awesome. Cheers team 🙂
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  • The Real Reason You Suck on Photo Sharing Sites – The Bots are Beating You*

    Photographers join photo-sharing sites for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s as simple as a need for recognition and the occasional pat-on-the-back. In fact I suspect that’s the reason most people join these sites in the first place; a little bit of recognition is worth big dollars in the feel-good bank. Sometimes they join those […]

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  • Photo of the Day – Jervis Bay – 08/02/17

    Jervis Bay
    Many people don’t realise just how big Jervis Bay is. It is in fact at least six times bigger in volume (and four times bigger in area) than Sydney Harbour. Fortunately most of it has not been built on, but there were plans at around the turn of the 20th century to build huge cities here. In 1910 a bloke called Henry Halloran bought up huge amounts of land around the bay and published plans to make two large settlements on either side of the bay called St Vincents City and Pacific City. To give you an idea of the scale of his proposed developments, St Vincents City was to have had 21 railway stations! His plans are causing problems to this day because of ‘paper estates’ – old titles deeds being sold off to gullible folks who don’t realise all that land is now extremely protected and cannot be built on in any way, shape or form. Of course Jervis Bay dodged another bullet in more recent times when a planned nuclear power plant on Murrays Beach was thankfully cancelled in the 1970s. So, but for a few quirks of fate, this view from Point Perp looking west would have been very, very different. Happy Wednesday peeps 🙂
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  • Photo of the Day – Bendalong – 07/02/17

    Bendalong
    Quite often (in fact pretty much most of the time) the experiences we remember most are the ones that didn’t cost us a cent. I wondered to myself if this family – mum, dad and the kids – would have fond memories of this moment, interacting with a stingray. At the weekend my wife Catherine wanted to go and visit the friendly rays down at Bendalong and so we loaded up the car, bought some bait and were at the boat ramp by about 6:30 in the morning. Once Catherine started feeding the rays, holiday-makers staying at the caravan park wandered over to see what was going on and before long had got the courage to pet these awesome critters. Happy days 🙂
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